Laramie, Wy – The escaped Arizona prisoner captured in northwestern Wyoming has waived his right to fight extradition to Arizona. Tracy Province appeared in a court in Cody on Tuesday morning for a brief hearing. He was dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, was in handcuffs and leg irons. Judge Bruce Waters read the warrant with the charges that included escape, kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault. Waters told Province he had the right to legal counsel and that he could fight extradition.
Yellowstone National Park, WY – Authorities are pursuing leads in Montana in their search for an escaped killer and a woman after another fugitive was captured in Wyoming. Arizona U.S. Marshal David Gonzales says 42-year-old Tracy Province was arrested Monday with a handgun, about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park. The search for 45-year-old fugitive John McCluskey and his suspected accomplice, 44-year-old Casslyn Welch, focused for a time on the park. But authorities now believe they've fled, with agents following leads in Montana.
Wyoming – This year Congress passed a bill that will provide more support to crime victims and help place more members of law enforcement on the Wind River Reservation. Wyoming's U-S Attorney Kip Crofts gives his impression to WPR's Bob Beck
Wyoming – Democrats Leslie Petersen and Pete Gosar are in a tight race for governor and some differences are starting to emerge. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck talks to them about business and the environment.
Wyoming – This week, the governor's office announced that Dr. Timothy Ryan will fill the new job of state occupational epidemiologist. Ryan's main task can be summed up this way: figuring out why so many Wyoming workers die on the job. Ryan tells Molly Messick that part of the problem is that Wyoming doesn't have a good system for documenting worker deaths statewide.
Wyoming – For almost a decade, Wyoming was without a medium security prison. The previous facility was part of the state penitentiary in Rawlins, but it closed years ago due to structural problems. Earlier this year, a new medium security prison opened, in the rolling hills east of Torrington. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay has this report
Wyoming – Republican Cynthia Cloud is a Certified Public Accountant who is running to be Wyoming's next State Auditor. She has lived in Cody since 2003 after living in Alabama. Cloud is active in the Rotary and chairs the Buffalo Bill Art Show. She speaks with Bob Beck.